Debian DSA-2725-1 : tomcat6 - several vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 68971


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Two security issues have been found in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine :

- CVE-2012-3544 The input filter for chunked transfer encodings could trigger high resource consumption through malformed CRLF sequences, resulting in denial of service.

- CVE-2013-2067 The FormAuthenticator module was vulnerable to session fixation.


Upgrade the tomcat6 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 6.0.35-1+squeeze3. This update also provides fixes for CVE-2012-2733, CVE-2012-3546, CVE-2012-4431, CVE-2012-4534, CVE-2012-5885, CVE-2012-5886 and CVE-2012-5887, which were all fixed for stable already.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 6.0.35-6+deb7u1.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68971

File Name: debian_DSA-2725.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/19/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat6, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/18/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3544, CVE-2013-2067

BID: 59797, 59799

DSA: 2725